HOUSEBOATS

The backwaters of Kuttanad

Your cruise through the backwaters of Kuttanad travels through a shimmering labyrinth of waterways composed of lakes, canals, rivers and rivulets, an ecosystem that is composed of freshwater from rivers that mingles with seawater flowing inland at high tide. Fringed by palm trees beside canals, unique species of aquatic life including crabs, frogs, mudskippers and water birds such as Terns, Kingfishers, Darters, Cormorants besides Otters and Turtles live here.

Kettuvallam (traditional houseboat)

The presence of water all around has meant that the people of the region have had to resort to boats of indigenous design. The wood used in the construction of these boats is derived from the ‘Anjili’ tree (Artocarpus hirsuta). The hull of the canoe is first constructed with a series of wooden planks, cut in lengths, carved and tied together using coir with coconut fiber in between. They are then held fast with knotted coir (not a single nail is used). The hull is later coated with a resin extracted from boiled cashew kernels. A Floohoo boat contains a crew of three – A helmsman, a cook and an assistant. The chef on board a Floohoo boat will serve both vegetarian and non-vegetarian traditional Kerala cuisine. Non-vegetarian dishes contain fish and chicken.

Luxury Houseboats

Floohoo Travels offer you Luxury Houseboats Cruise and Kerala Luxury Houseboats Packages. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. The luxury houseboats are entirely contemporary in their furnishing and decor. Built in the traditional manner, they nevertheless offer the state of the art in amenities and comfort. The bedrooms and lobby in the luxury boats are centrally air-conditioned. Floohoo offers 1/2/3 bed roomed boats. There are larger boats available, however we recommend that groups of guests travelling with us take at the most a 3 bedroom boat as the larger boats are unable to cruise through the canals.

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Deluxe Houseboats

Floohoo Travels offer you Kerala Deluxe Houseboats Packages and Deluxe Houseboats Cruise. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. The deluxe houseboats are built in the traditional manner yet contain all contemporary amenities. The furniture and decor, however, bear the signature imprint of Kerala’s indigenous aesthetic. The bedrooms in the deluxe boats are air-conditioned. The air-conditioners are turned on only at night.

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Day Cruise

We offer you the best Kerala Day Cruise Houseboat Packages and Kerala House Boat Packages. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. Day cruise in houseboat is a perfect option to explore the natural charm of the backwaters, lagoons and the small villages nearby. Houseboat day cruise is suitable for both family and corporate holidays alike. It is also well-suited for anyone who is short of time for an overnight cruise. A cruise is for a minimum of 5 hours.

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